Prior to his 2002 move to Detroit, Christian Bloch ranked among the Denmark elite with his soulful yet minimalist hard techno. Born and raised in northern Denmark, his DJ skills are legendary in the history of techno parties in Aalborg. Bloch has played the world-renowned Tresor club in Berlin and also the 2001 Roskilde Festival, alongside talents including Super_Collider, Plaid and Slam. Bloch’s passion infiltrates his widespread talents, ranging from Berlin dub, classic Detroit style, gritty and textured German beats to an English minimalism like no other.
Bloch has released on Deep Night Essentials (Andy Vaz – sub-label of the acclaimed Background Records), LL Records (Pacou), and Tresor. Other notable releases include Funque Droppings (Bloch’s own label), Canada’s Restructured Records and several smaller labels. Producers such as Pacou, Damon Wild and Sean Deason have remixed Bloch’s techno and his sounds made it onto Ricardo Villalobos’ “Love Family Trax” mix cd.
Diego Hostettler was born in 1980 in Bern, Switzerland (capital city:).
As a child he grown up with jazz, at least cause his father was a professional jazz musician.
At the age of 6 he started to play the piano. At the age of 11-12 he focused more and more on rap music such as public enemy and ice t, but also by Todd Terry’s early HipHouse tunes. After having bought two turntables and a mixer, he began deejayin in 1994.
In 1996 Diego started to build up his own studio. He started to send out his first demo tapes in 1998. An introduction to Stefan Riesen from Phont Music in 1998 led to his first release. Towards the end of 1999 he got in touch with Heiko Laux and released the “Superpositions EP”, followed by several 12inches and 4 albums!
In summer 2000 Diego meet the former drummer of legendary hardcore bands like Discharge and Flux of Pink Indians, Dave Elsmere aka. Voco Derman.
Diego and Dave were two of the first artists to upload their tracks in the early days of mp3.com. There they met and from then on they tried to develop a common functioning.
Diego & Dave realized a common taste in music and share the same ideas about the free distribution of music. Chatting about “Plagiarism” on the net, both agree that the further development of a given musical system is rather interesting and not a thievery of ideas. Shorthand they decided to musically elaborate the Basic Channel like Dub-Techno and started producing.
Of course all results were constantly uploaded and made public. (Over 77’000 downloads to Date !!
Having released 4 of the more technoid tracks as Diego & Voco Derman „Raster EP“ (ka 51) on Kanzleramt a k2o mini-album contains 8 of the calmer tracks, configured for the project name Shapes & Forms got released.
In 2001-2002 Diego played sets at clubs all around the globe.
In 2003 Diego released his his 3rd album “Instant Reality” (ka85) on Kanzleramt and on new recordings for k20.
Diego´s current album “Open” (ka111) was released in September 2004. Based on techno, the album connetcs versatile songstyles and shows once more Diego´s professional skills in his production.
DIALECT _ Transporta Records / Technokracie.org (CZ) Under the training of DJ Ghonzales at the LIVC DJ School in Prague, Dialect began his DJ career. Michael’s tastes progressed until he found the style which suited him. Chucked out his old tech-house wax in favour of the harder Slovak sound, which finally led him to the Birmingham techno sounds. Now, sticking to the dark, evil, industrial sounds of the birmingham sound producers, such as Surgeon, Grovskopa, Luka Baumann, Makaton, Paul Damage etc.
After begining in small clubs around Prague and the Czech Republic he started, with DJ Reznyk, their own techno nights in Prague. Soon they were playing host to: The 65D Mavericks, Grovskopa, Luka Baumann, Elektrabel, Cyp, Supagrupa, Makaton and many others.
When breaking up with Reznyk, Michael creates the web site Technokracie.org, where he and his fiendly collaborators inform Czech people about all the new records, events and other techno affairs.
Together with djs Pluge and Wetrix, runs Dialect other free label Transporta Rec. – the place where producers can release tunes, which other labels are afraid or putting out.